Director: Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”).
International Sales: Embankment Films.
U.S. Sales: CAA.
Producers: Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based the Allegiance Theater.
Financing: Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions.
Script Writer: Michael Golamco, whose credits include “Grimm” and “The Achievers.”
Fanning stars as a brilliant young woman with autism, who escapes her care home with the goal of delivering her script to a Hollywood competition. She’s pursued by her no-nonsense carer, played by Helen Hunt. Lewin and Hunt teamed on “The Sessions.”
Dakota Fanning attended the premiere of “Franny” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City yesterday, Friday April 17th. We have uploaded the images in our gallery. So enjoy!
Dakota’s all grown up.
Its been nearly two decades since she starred opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, the actress opens up to NYLON‘s May issue about how it feels to be seen as a child star, even though she’s an adult.
Quotes by Dakota
“I’ve made my peace with the fact that there will be some people who, for the rest of my life, will believe I’m, like, 9 years old. I have this joke that I’m literally going to be 35, married, and pregnant and people are still going to say, ‘Oh my god, you grew up so fast! I can’t believe it!’ And yeah, sometimes when you’re 21 years old and people are still saying that, you just want to rip your hair out. But I’m OK with it,” she says. “I know who I am.”
“Sure, I handled myself the best that I could and was professional, but I was also a kid. I think that people who knew me then knew I was also exactly how kids are supposed to be,” the actress says. “I’ve found that anybody who takes what they’re doing seriously or seems to be a caring person gets called an old soul.” – talking about child stars going off the rails when older, but Fanning stays above that.
“It’s not a negative thing to say, but it’s also not 100 percent accurate. I might not be running around being insane, but I’m also a 21-year-old who likes to be silly,” the actress says. “Just because I don’t flaunt those parts of my life doesn’t mean I don’t do some of that privately.” – on if she is a good girl or not.
“I’ve done a lot of independent studies in school on old Hollywood, because I think there was something really special then that can never be replicated because of the time that we live in, and technology,” says the star, who currently studies Women in Film at New York University. “I kind of long for when there was more mystery to how movies were made. Now everyone’s goal is to know everything about everything.” – focusing on career.
“I feel like if I did it, I’d start to measure my experiences by how good of an Instagram it’s going to turn into,” she says. “And I don’t want to be living my life trying to see it all in a square, trying to get a photo.” – on not having social media.
Irish director Gerard Barrett has gotten actress Dakota Fanning on board for his new film, “Brain on Fire”, which begins shooting this Summer in New York. The film is based on a New York Times bestseller about a girl who gets this mystery illness and they can’t diagnose it. The lead character role of Susannah Cahalan will be played by Dakota Fanning.